Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 28th, 1996
Researcher Fernando Nistal de Paz and colleagues report three such cases in the American Journal of Gastroenterology ("Pelvic-Peritoneal Tuberculosis Simulating Ovarian Carcinoma: Report of Three Cases with Elevation of the CA 125," 1996;91(8):1660-1661).
An increased CA 125 tumor marker level is found in up to 80 percent of women with late-stage ovarian cancer and for this reason it has been of great value for treatment monitoring and relapse detection. It is not useful, however, as a screening...
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